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9:15 PM ET, December 2, 2008


 Top News: 
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Jessica Alba Shows Off Post-Baby Bod in Campari Calendar  —  Jessica Alba is the new face of Club Campari's 2009 calendar.  —  In the steamy photos - shot over a couple of days in Malibu - Alba is photographed in a bathing suit, evening gown and short shorts - dressed up as a “sort of femme fatale/screen siren,” she explains.
PHOTOS: Jessica Alba Bares Body After Baby for Calendar  —  Jessica Alba shows off her body-after-baby in the 2009 Campari calendar, and PEOPLE has a sneak peek of the pictures that the actress says allowed her “play out this sort of bombshell.”  —  “I'm usually walking around in comfy clothes …
Mike Celizic / MSNBC:
Pitt on family: 'They're driving me crazy — I'm proud'  —  Actor opens up about Angelina, their kids and New Orleans charity work  —  Brad Pitt was in New Orleans' 9th Ward, a place he loves, talking about the most important things in his life — his family and helping others.
Discussion: The Superficial and INF Daily
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Brad Pitt: I'll Marry Angelina Jolie When “It's Important to Our Kids”
Discussion: Extra and Jossip
Access Hollywood:
Brad Pitt On Paparazzi: ‘I Hate These People’
Discussion: X17 Online
Amy Diluna / NY Daily News:
Katie Couric's new 'do is a fashion don't  —  If it ain't broke, don't fix it, Katie.  —  Just when Katie Couric was hitting her stride, she tripped up last night - with a hair-raising new look that put the “ew” in the evening news.  —  The coif, a boyish pixie cut that channeled …
POLL: What Do You Think of Katie Couric's New 'Do?
Discussion: Mollygood and
Shauna: My Husband Beat The Crap Out of Me  —  Shauna Sand claims she was choked, punched and thrown across a room in front of her children — and the bastard behind the alleged beatings is her very own husband.  —  The former Playmate received a temporary restraining order against Romain Chavent yesterday …
Patrick Swayze Responds to ‘Lies’ About His Condition  —  Continuing to remain positive as he battles pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze is hitting back against tabloid rumors about his health in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.  —  “I'm very proud of the work I've done on my new series The Beast …
Alex Dobuzinskis / Reuters:
Patrick Swayze denies reports he is near death
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Jonas Bro Girlfriend Steps Out With Twilight's Robert Pattinson  —  Pattinson was even spotted opening and closing Belle's car door.  —  Despite the afternoon date, a source tells Us that Belle (who recently attended the L.A. premiere of Twilight) and Jonas have not split.  —  Stay tuned!
Jennifer Fermino / New York Post:
I WROTE THE BOOK OF LOVE  —  9-YEAR-OLD REVEALS DATING SECRETS  —  He's only 9, but this pint-sized pickup artist already knows plenty about pleasing the ladies.  —  So much, in fact, that Alec Greven's dating primer, “How to Talk to Girls” - which began as a handwritten …
Michael K / Dlisted:
Too Much Fug For One Cover  —  These are the last three hos I want to see naked on a damn magazine cover.  Are they trying to cause mass nausea with this s**t?  Most of you probably don't even know who these fuglets are.  It's the daughters of Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Bob Geldof on Tatler shot by Bryan Adams.
New York Post:
MADGE, A-ROD HUNT LOVE NEST  —  MADONNA and Alex Rodriguez are quietly shopping for love nests on the Upper East Side and on the East End, sources told Page Six.  —  A knowledgeable real estate source tells us the kabbalah-crazed pop queen and the skirt-chasing power hitter are …
Mark Gray /
Julianne Hough and Boyfriend Talk Marriage  —  Julianne Hough has found the man she hopes to two-step to the altar with someday - boyfriend Chuck Wicks.  —  “We definitely want to go there,” she tells PEOPLE of the prospect of marrying her country singer boyfriend of five months.
Castina / Pop Crunch:
Miley Cyrus Divorce From Parents: Miley Cyrus Emancipation  —  Will Miley Cyrus celebrate her Sweet 16 with a divorce from her parents?  —  The Hannah Montana star is reportedly in discussions with her attorney about filing a Petition of Emancipation form after repeatedly butting heads with the parentals …
Discussion: oceanUP
Balfour Charged in Hudson Murders  —  The Cook County state's attorney's office has just officially charged William Balfour with the murders of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew.  —  He's been charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of home invasion.
MSat / Cele|bitchy:
69 year-old Tina Turner reprises Mad Max costume for NY concert  —  A few years ago, I went to see Cher during her very extended “Farewell” tour.  The fifty-something singer busted out that black fishnet body stocking she wore in her “Turn Back Time” video back in the 80s.
Audrina Patridge:
On My Mind: My Confrontation With Lauren  —  In last night's episode, Lauren and I resolved things ~ I guess third time's the charm!  After the smoke finally cleared we were both able to sit down and have an actual adult conversation.  I didn't ask to be informed, falsely or otherwise …
Helen / Cele|bitchy:
Courtney Love claims to have set the stage for Britney's breakdown  —  Courtney Love has given a surprisingly intelligible interview, which really would be any interview which didn't involve her chewing the furniture while demanding ashes of Kurt and Internet access so she could broadcast her random thoughts her myspace.
Clint Morris / Moviehole:
STILLER CONFIRMS ZOOLANDER SEQUEL  —  I believe it was Owen Wilson who first told me about a potential “Zoolander” sequel.  But this was years ago - I believe it was at the junket for “Wedding Crashers” - and have heard nothing of it since.  —  All these years later, the film's star and director …
Discussion: Perez Hilton
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Kelley L. Carter / USA Today:
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Daily Mail:
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Discussion: Pink is the New Blog and iVillage
NY Daily News:
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Jennifer Trevorrow / Entertainmentwise:
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
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